Diana Zoppa and I caught up after several weeks apart. McCartney was in Canada and was just as great as ever, even at 70 years old. There are some things in life you just don’t get tired of, a fine glass of wine, a walk in the park and listening to the Beatles. Then we went on to discuss the greening of America, the end of Marijuana prohibition in the states. Colorado and Washington State passed referendums legalized the herb and many states are going to follow down that winding road. The potential tax revenue is just too tempting and the costs of enforcement have become prohibitive. This is not an endorsement of public or private intoxication, merely the recognition that there’s nothing the government can do to stop it. It’s time to start treating drug abuse as a public health issue, not a criminal justice matter.
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